Restaurant Old Dutch has many years of rich experiences, including with Haringparties, the well-known Rotterdam Uierbord, weddings and company parties.
In 1932 the establishment was founded as the Bodega Old Dutch on the Coolsingel. At the time, it was a favorite nightlife spot for Rotterdammers. During the bombing of Rotterdam, on May 14, 1940, the location burned down. At the beginning of the Second World War, the building was rebuilt. At the time, The Old Dutch was intended as a temporary building to replace shops that were destroyed during the bombing. However, the building has remained permanently as accommodation for the now monumental restaurant.
Since it opened in 1940, both the interior and the decor have remained virtually the same. The building has even been placed on the municipal monument list because of its cultural-historical value. In the 1960s, Old Dutch was known as a place where shipowners, wealthy wreckers, builders, captains of industry and captains dined on the high seas.
We regularly organize special evenings with live music, annual events such as the famous herring party or cozy drinks. Would you like to stay informed?
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